Traffic signals are built every day to make intersections safer for those on the roads, but sometimes these very signals give drivers a false sense of security. Unfortunately, not all operators of vehicles drive responsibly, and sometimes these drivers can ignore traffic signals. When this occurs, dangerous situations can quickly form and lead to accidents that seriously injure or even kill those involved. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident in Massachusetts took place after an individual was driving in a negligent manner and struck another vehicle.
The accident occurred on the night of April 25 and involved two vehicles. The collision took place after the first car ran a red light and struck the other vehicle, which was attempting to make a left turn. The driver of the second vehicle, a 63-year-old man, was trapped in his car until emergency personnel arrived, pulled him out and transported him to the hospital.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital, while the other driver was arrested and then taken to a different hospital. There were no other individuals involved in the accident. The accident is still under investigation, but the road was closed for a while so the accident could be reconstructed.
Once the full investigation of the fatal car accident has been completed, the family of the Massachusetts victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation. Compensation could be used to pay for any of the final expenses of the victim. This could allow the family to focus on coming to terms with their loss instead of worrying about new bills.
Source: The Sun Chronicle, “Norton man arrested in fatal crash in Mansfield“, Stephen PetersonSun, April 27, 2014